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  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    mid 1950s (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Harrods Ltd.

  • Materials and Techniques:

    wool blend

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Romayne Wood

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Harrods is a high-end department store established in 1834. The store stocks own brand clothing as well as designer concessions.This Harrods coat is a good example of the ‘trickle down’ effect of couture clothing on high street offerings and shows the influence of Balenciaga’s voluminous designs of the late 1950s on tailoring in Britain.

Physical description

Oversized black wool mix coat, single breasted with wide sleeves.

Place of Origin

London (made)


mid 1950s (designed)


Harrods Ltd.

Materials and Techniques

wool blend


Length: 100 cm shoulder to hem, Width: 49 cm

Descriptive line

Oversize coat of black wool and synthetic mix, Harrods, late 1950s


Wool; Synthetic silk; Wool


Sewing; Tailoring


Fashion; Day wear; Women's clothes; Clothing


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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